NOW that we have more time to spend at home it’s time to reimagine, redesign and refresh our spaces with trends for 2021.

Here’s what to expect from this year’s trends ín fabrics, flooring, decorating, colour, kitchens, bathrooms, home offices and storage.

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Fabrics

After the year that has been, it is hardly surprising that fabric trends in 2021 are easy to clean, natural and earth tones and textures.

Think jute, cotton, bamboo, linen, hemp even hessian in browns, beiges and whites.

Flooring

Being home more means our floors are getting used more. The trend for flooring in 2021 is the traditional tough and natural flooring options.

Think wood boards or ceramic tiles.

Decorating

Over the past five years, indoor plants have become hugely popular for bringing the outside in and greening up our indoor living spaces.

But indoor plants don’t just look good, they do a lot of good for our health too.

House plants naturally reduce air pollution, increase oxygen levels and help control humidity. So, if you haven’t yet got on the indoor plant trend, make sure you do in 2021.

Decorating should also reflect your personality and taste. Choose and use pieces that speak to you.

Think vibrant cushions, colourful pots, beautiful lamps and vases that scream you.

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Colour

The colour trend for 2021 is to pair solid backgrounds with big pops of colour.

Think grey and gold. Gold or yellow is the ultimate mood-booster and paired with the quietly assuring yet always stylish grey, it brightens, cheers and illuminates.

From wall paint and a feature wall or door to couches with a statement cushion or chair, take a contemporary neutral and pair it with an emboldening shade.

Kitchens

Kitchen trends for 2021 are sleek, modern and have a place for everything.

Think sleek cabinetry and high-performance benchtops in cool hues with pops of colour.

They are clean-lined, user-friendly and beautiful to look at.

Bathrooms

Following the kitchen, bathroom trends for 2021 are very similar.

Pair sleek and chic for the ultimate wet room. Think timber, freestanding baths, natural stone, quartz and marble.

Retiling? Forgo the small tiles for large wall and floor tiles that merge the room into one and eliminate clutter.

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Home office

Working from home is one of the hottest trends for 2021 and regardless of what it is you do, your home office space needs to be comfortable, colourful and creative.

This year add colour to your office with a bright feature wall and pair it with a sturdy, comfortable desk and chair, a functional yet beautiful desk lamp, some indoor plants and pieces of artwork that reflect your personality.

Storage

More time at home means making use of every space and keeping them clear and clutter-free.

For hidden clutter, you can invest in some clever storage solutions like under bed draws or storage boxes.

But for exposed clutter make it look tidy and trendy with wire baskets and neutral coloured bags, hanging baskets on hooks and timber coat racks.